THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN FORMULATING A THEORY OF THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

@article{Helminiak2006THERO,
  title={THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN FORMULATING A THEORY OF THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION},
  author={D. Helminiak},
  journal={Zygon},
  year={2006},
  volume={41},
  pages={197-224}
}
Abstract. I challenge the psychology of religion to move beyond its merely descriptive status and, by focusing on spirituality as the essential dimension of religion, to approach the traditional ideal of science as explanation: a delineation of the necessary and sufficient to account for a phenomenon such as to articulate a general “law” relevant to every instance of the phenomenon. An explanatory psychology of spirituality would elucidate the scientific underpinnings of the psychology of… Expand
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